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City Livelihoods Centre (CLC)

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has established City Livelihoods Centre (CLC) at the GMC office premise, Lakhtokia under Deen Dayal Antodoya- National Urban Livelihoods Mission. City Livelihoods Centre (CLC) will provide a platform to the urban poor whereby women Self Help Group members can offer their goods and services in an organized manner to the potential buyers and various public utility services can be extended by skilled human resource.The CLC will act as a “one-stop shop’ for those seeking services from the informal sector as well as for the urban poor promoting their services and product. The CLC will be positioned as resource centre for those seeking information related to employment and skills training opportunities etc.

Objectives of CLC

1. The Self Help Groups formed by urban poor women can offer their goods in an organized manner to the potential buyers.
2. The urban poor & the SHGs can access information and business support services as when needed.
3. The middle and higher income groups can access various services from urban poor which in turn will generate or augment livelihoods for the urban poor.
4. The beneficiaries who are trained in various sectors viz. beautician, nursing, electrician, computer etc. under Employment through skill training component of DAY- NULM will be enrolled under the CLC and will be provided with market for employment. The citizens of Guwahati will be benefitted by directly availing these services through CLC.
5. To develop various livelihood opportunities for urban poor by disseminating information related to employment, services & Govt. schemes.
6. Hand holding support to the Self Help Groups & the urban poor wherever required.
The CLC will run under direct supervision of City Mission Management Unit (CMMU), GMC for two years and after that the operation of CLC will be handed over to Area Level Federations formed by the Self Help Groups under DAY-NULM.

Statutory Body

Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is the urban local body responsible for governing, developing and managing Guwahati. It administers an area of 216.79 km² of Guwahati city. The entire GMC area is divided into 31 municipal wards and each municipal ward is further divided into 2, 3 or 4 Area Sabhas. Presently, there are 90 Area Sabhas. GMC works under Guwahati Development Department, Assam.
DAY-NULM envisage to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The mission would aim at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner. In addition, the mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.
A State Level Committee (Governing Council and Executive Committee) was notified by the Government of Assam in 2014 and the Assam State Urban Livelihoods Mission Society (ASULMS) has been established to implement DAY-NULM in Assam. The Assam State Urban Livelihoods Mission Society (ASULMS) is a registered body and the Rules & Regulations have been formulated. The State Mission Management Unit (SMMU), a dedicated support team at the state level, has been established to support the State Mission Director, ASULMS in the implementation and monitoring of DAY-NULM at the state level. Similarly City Mission Management Units (CMMUs) have been established for 25 cities so far. There is provision for formation of more CMMUs, if the requirement for the same arises in the future.


 

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